The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
Teachtoday provides information and advice for teachers, head teachers, governors and other members of the school workforce about the positive, responsible and safe use of new technologies.
With the internet, social networking, mobiles and other technologies now part of daily life for many of your students, you play a vital role in helping them to manage their digital spaces and develop their ICT, media literacy and social skills.
As Tanya Byron, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, comments in her ‘Safer Children in a Digital World’ report for the DCSF: “One of the strongest messages I have received during my Review was about the role that schools and other services for children and families have to play in equipping children and their parents to stay safe online.”
Furthermore, you want to know how to protect yourself online.
Protecting confidential, sensitive and personal data:
Helping you safeguard Council, school and pupil information and ICT equipment. Kirklees Guidance for schools January 2009.
This Information Security Policy document summarises what is expected of all school staff in the course of their duties and while on school premises in relation to information security and computer equipment. It provides the information necessary to enable staff and others to meet their general responsibility to safeguard the school’s information and other assets. It is anticipated that schools will adapt the document to reflect their own circumstances in order to produce their own Information Security document. It has taken account of the guidance from BECTA and others. It also includes a number of practical ways in which schools and individuals can protect their data and prevent accidental loss, disclosure and misuse.
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’ […]
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
This blog was originally written in Spanish by Andrés Carlos López Herrero. There is a variety of digital tools in today’s technology to enhance learning. This article aims to bring the subject of Infographics to the classroom, providing teachers with a guide to understanding the educational possibilities of this tool and choose the solution that best fits […]
Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of different abilities. […]